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El Paso Museum of History

Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
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Ranked #25 of 116 things to do in El Paso
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this museum. It had a variety of interactive displays and the coolest thing to check out is the digital wall when you first come in. That makes it worth a visit all in its own!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice history museum with several interesting exhibits displaying the history of El Paso. It only takes an hour if you want to skim or two if you want to read and do everything. I particularly liked the time dial which shows on a big screen map the growth of El Paso from 1490 to present day. I... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lots of in depth history of the culture, life, and beginning El Paso. Great presentation, and plenty of artifacts to explore.

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Herndon, Virginia
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62 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is small, but gives a great little snapshot history and context for El Paso del Norte, as the city was once known. My favorite bit was the rotating display of the evolution of El Paso's geography, although the docent cautioned to be gentle with it since it was getting old. They had a whole section on oral history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just like the art museum, it will take the average family about 30-60 minutes to see this museum. The fire exhibit is by far the best area of the museum. You will go once and probably never go back. I would have rated it poor, except admission is free.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Since I am the 5th generation to be born in this border, this museum tells the story of my town, family, and people. Liked the pictures and the oral stories about the Segundo Barrio..even if I did grow up in Juarez..my parents both spent their childhoods in the Segundo

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Houston, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a fairly small museum. I saw the "Up in Smoke" exhibit that I enjoyed and the upstairs history of El Paso exhibits. It also has the best museum gift shop in town. There are toys and inexpensive gifts as well as some very fine pottery at around $100 dollars(a very good selection of quality items for every pocket... More 

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Harker Heights
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small museum that was free (unless you want to see the traveling exhibit). The second floor history of El Paso area was informative. Some interesting drawings and pics of old El Paso that shows how the town grew.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was a school trip back in the 7th grade! At this time, it was always an awesome experience to get out of class!!!

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Denver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The rotating exhibit (about El Paso's firefighters) took up most of the first floor. The subject matter didn't interest me, so I sort of breezed through it. However, the history of the entire El Paso area located on the museum's second floor was pretty good. There was a good balance between artifacts and signage with historical information. I particularly enjoyed... More 

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